Altera?s SerialLite III MegaCore® function intellectual property (IP) continues to scale with today's demand for more bandwidth and higher performance needs. SerialLite III is a simple, low latency, scalable protocol for high-bandwidth serial data transfer applications. SerialLite III offers a simple connectivity design that enables rapid point-to-point data transfers across various transmission media, including Printed Circuit Board (PCB), backplane, copper cabling, and fiber optics.
The SerialLite III Streaming MegaCore function includes Altera?s technology leading transceivers physical medium attachment (PMA), physical coding sublayer (PCS), and media access control (MAC) layers. The PCS layer is hardened within the Stratix® V and Arria® V devices saving customers from 20% to 50% of FPGA logic resources. In addition to resource savings, the hardened PCS functionality enables much easier timing closure for all types of designs. The SerialLite III protocol was designed to provide the necessary reliability, low latency and overhead, and scalability to ensure that data is transferred in the most efficient and robust manner to maintain low bit error rates required by today?s systems.